| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
AFTER a whirlwind of fun and exciting time in Malacca and Johor, the holiday makers of the “Lakas Tah Ke Malaysia Bersama DJ Daffy” headed to their final destination – the bustling metropolis of Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur.
On their way to Kuala Lumpur, the holidaymakers made a quick stop for lunch at Putrajaya, a very interesting place that visitors should definitely put in their must-see list. This city which serves as Malaysia’s new federal administrative centre, left the holidaymakers amazed with its architectural excellence – Putra Mosque (Pink Mosque) and Prime Minister’s Office.
After a quick tour and lunch, Solomon, the chatty and helpful tour guide of the holidaymakers, took everyone for a quick visit to the Moroccan Pavilion – a magnificent structure with intricate carvings, but surprisingly, many are still unaware of its existence within the Putrajaya Botanical Garden.
As holidaymakers continued their journey to Kuala Lumpur, Solomon chatted about the history of several buildings of Kuala Lumpur such as Dataran Merdeka, Kl Sentral, among others.
The holidaymakers then dropped off at hotel StarPoint at Jalan Masjid India, later enjoying late night dinner at Rebung Restaurant, Bangsar, hosted by Tourism Malaysia. As they had their meal, together with families and friends, they enjoyed various cultural performances.
After the scrumptious dinner, the group headed back to their hotel, with dreams in their eyes of their next adventure at the Sunway Lagoon.
The next morning, everyone geared up with excitement to enjoy some wet fun. Upon arrival at the Sunway Lagoon, as children began to set their eyes on the pools and slides, parents began their search for a spot to camp their belongings.
After nearly four hours of fun splashing adventure, children and adults were exhausted, but some were still hesitant to leave the theme park. After Sunway Lagoon, the holidaymaker’s indulged in some free-and-easy activity of shopping till they packed bags for Brunei the next day.
The free-and-easy session allowed everyone to mingle some more with each other and share experiences of the six-day trip. In an interview with the winner of the “Lakas Tah Ke Malaysia Bersama Dj Daffy”, Dayang Zuraidah binti Haji Yahya, who went with her two children, told the Bulletin that it was an amazing experience to travel to various places in Malaysia with her children.
“As Bruneians, I see a lot of similarities between Malaysia and Brunei. These similarities made me feel like I’m at home during this trip. There are many unforgettable moments during our trip and one of it would be my duet karaoke session with DJ Daffy at Rebung Restaurant. I am grateful for the opportunity given to me as the winner of this travel and being here with my children made it even more enjoyable”.
Another holidaymaker, Nasri Haji Marzuki, also shared his view on the trip. He said that travelling with a group of new people for six-day through Malacca, Johor and Kuala Lumpur with his family was so much fun and different.
“I usually travel only with my family but this time, I acquired tremendous amount of information and knowledge with the people I travelled with, the conversations were interesting and we became friends along the way. The real fun in this trip is the shared experiences among us and it is amazing”, he said.
DJ Daffy, the Bruneian celebrity, also talked about his wonderful experience with fellow Bruneians during the trip. He told the Bulletin that it was one of the most memorable trips, both for him and his family. To him, travelling with people he had never met was new but he was left excited when he met them and as he shared joy and happiness during the travel.
“Most of us did not communicate much on the first day but we began to grow closer and be comfortable with each other with time. It was an amazing adventure for us and we are thankful to Tourism Malaysia and Freme Travel for putting on such a fun and entertaining itineraries and for making our time in Malaysia such a blast”.